Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 7-24-2023

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 7/24/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 7/24/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


This Monday, the MLB action on the field will begin with a collision between the visiting Kansas City Royals and the home team, Cleveland Guardians, in the American League Central Division three-game series opening at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio.


Kansas City dropped to 28-73 overall after losing five matches in a row, fell to 13-37 when playing away from home following a sweep in a three-game series on the road, and stayed stuck in the basement of the AL Central, 22 games behind Cleveland in second place.


The Royals have acquired only 374 runs scored to date but have given away 543 for a run differential of -169 over the year.


The Kansas City Royals had issues winning games just recently after losing eight of the last ten contests, including a sweep versus the New York Yankees over the weekend.


The Royals chased a two-run deficit after six innings of action against the NY Yankees but gave up three more runs in the eighth while adding only two runs in the final frame, resulting in a 5-8 road loss on Sunday.


The Kansas City Royals management will be sending left-hander Ryan Yarbrough to the hill for his sixth start of the season, facing the Cleveland Guardians’ batters on Monday night.


The southpaw starter posted a 2-5 record on the season with a 5.21 ERA and a strong 1.26 WHIP and fanned out 23 hitters in his starts while surrendering 39 hits, nine bases on balls, and four homers in pitching for 38.0 innings this season.


In his last appearance on the mound, Yarbrough gave up three earned runs with four strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.23 across 5.20 frames of work in a 2-3 home loss to the Detroit Tigers on July 20.


However, The Royals have won two of the left-hander’s last three starts for the year.


The totals went UNDER in 10 of Kansas City’s last 15 outings, while the Royals are 0-5 SU in their previous five matches.


The Kansas City Royals are 2-7 straight up in their last nine contests played versus Cleveland, and the Royals are 1-10 SU in their previous 11 road games.


Kansas City is 1-5 in their last six outings on the road against the Cleveland Guardians.


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Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians Predictions 7/24/2023


The Cleveland Guardians will continue their home defense and try to bounce back from their last home defeat with a victory over the struggling Kansas City Royals in game 1 of the three-game series on Monday.


Cleveland fell to 49-50 overall after losing five of the last nine outings played, dropped to 26-23 at home after dropping the recent home defense, and placed second in the AL Central with three games behind the Minnesota Twins in the first place.


The Guardians accumulated 412 runs scored to date but wasted 413 for a run differential -1 throughout the season.


The Cleveland Guardians failed to complete a sweep twice after losing the finale, including the recent 5-8 home loss to the Philadelphia Phillies last time out.


The Guardians scored just five runs on nine hits with one error in the loss, while RP Tim Herrin (1-1, 5.55 ERA) took the loss after yielding one hit, two earned runs, and one free base in pitching for 1.0 inning in relief.


The Cleveland Guardians management will turn to rookie southpaw starter Logan Allen to take on the pitcher’s rubber for his 14th significant league career start in the series opener against the Kansas City Royals on Monday evening.


The left-handed thrower marked a 4-2 record over the year with a good ERA of 3.21 and an excellent WHIP of 1.37 and has retired 71 batters in his starts while surrendering 67 hits, 25 free walks, and six long balls through 67.1 innings pitched this season.


Allen was spectacular in his last three starts after he allowed zero earned runs, but he has retired 18 batters across 12.20 frames of work in beating Oakland, Kansas City, and Pittsburgh in that span.


The left-hander averaged a solid 1.00 WHIP and scored 13 runs while allowing just six in that stretch.


The totals went OVER in six of Cleveland’s last seven contests, while the Guardians are 4-2 SU in their last six games played.


The totals went UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last five outings played versus Kansas City, while the Guardians are 5-2 straight up in their last seven home matches.


The Cleveland Guardians are 5-1 SU in their last six contests when playing at home against the Kansas City Royals.


Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Guardians. The MLB Pick for this contest is Cleveland +200.


Despite losing starting pitcher Shane Bieber to the bullpen due to right elbow inflammation, the Guardians are still the better team, facing the ailing Royals.


Cleveland has won four of the last six, while Kansas City has lost five consecutive matches. Moreover, the Guardians are playing on their home field on Monday. The prediction is that the Guardians will win 5-2. 

Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Guardians 7/24/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:10 PM ET


Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio


Date: Monday, July 24, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland Guardians -200 


MLB Totals: 8.5